May 4, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kit Strief
Mississippi College's Crim, West Liberty's Dyson honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the week ending on May 2. Mississippi College sophomore infielder Blaine Crim is the National Hitter of the Week, while West Liberty sophomore lefty Parker Dyson is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Crim (Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s Episcopal HS) posted a .900 batting average as he went 9-for-10, including a streak of eight consecutive hits. Crim became the first Choctaw to a record a five-hit performance this season, including three doubles and a home run, as he led MC to a 10-3 win in the opening game of the series while totaling five RBIs. The win secured a berth in the GSC Tournament for the Choctaws. It is the first appearance in the GSC Tournament since 1996 and the first postseason berth since 2012. Crim also tallied an intentional walk in his first trip to the plate in the final game of the series. He recorded a .909 on-base percentage and a 1.600 slugging clip for the weekend, earning GSC Player of the Week honors.

Dyson (Tiltonsville, Ohio/Bridgeport) threw a no-hitter (7.0 IP) in a 3-0 win vs. Fairmont State on Saturday … 7 strikeouts, 3 walks … carried perfect game into 5th inning … faced 2 batters over minimum … only 2 balls left the infield … WLU’s first no-hitter in more than 3 decades … kept WLU tied for 2nd in MEC North … picked off one of his 3 walks … improved to 3-1 on the season.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: Chas McCormick, Millersville (Hitter); Parker Dyson, West Liberty (Pitcher)
• Central: Jack Schmidt, Northern State (Hitter); Dalton Roach, Minnesota State (Pitcher)
• East: Ryan Sullivan, Southern New Hampshire (Hitter); Frankie Moscatiello, St. Thomas Aquinas (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Adam Richter, Missouri S&T (Hitter); Kyle Griffin, Southern Indiana (Pitcher)
• South: Blaine Crim, Mississippi College (Hitter); Peyton Sanderlin, Christian Brothers (Pitcher)
• South Central: Jacob Aguilar, St. Mary’s (Hitter); Nathan Hickey, Tarleton State (Pitcher)
• Southeast: Zach Mozingo, Mount Olive (Hitter); Cameron Busby, Belmont Abbey (Pitcher)
• West: Jorge Garcia, Cal State-Los Angeles (Hitter); Matthew Hernandez, San Francisco State (Pitcher)

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2017 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
• Week ending Feb. 22: J.D. Osbourne, Tampa (Hitter); Donovan Armas, Lynn (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 1: Jake Walters, Quincy (Hitter); Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 8: J.D. Osbourne, Tampa (Hitter); Trevor Abshire, Point Loma Nazarene (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 15: Adrian Tovalin, Azusa Pacific (Hitter); Joshua Payne, West Texas A&M (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 22: Andrew Webster, Barton (Hitter); Gus Varland, Concordia-St. Paul (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 29: Ryan Rogers, Lubbock Christian (Hitter); Garett King, California Baptist (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 4: Tyler Walters, Slippery Rock (Hitter); Steven Bower, North Georgia (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 11: Justin Graff-Rowe, Central Missouri (Hitter); Will Myers, Alabama-Huntsville (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 18: Cole Brooks, Saginaw Valley State (Hitter); Jason Blank, Augustana (S.D.) (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 25: Brian Parreira, USC Aiken (Hitter); John Holland, Felician (Pitcher)
• Week ending May 2: Blaine Crim, Mississippi College (Hitter); Parker Dyson, West Liberty (Pitcher)
• Week ending May 9: Chris Devery, Colorado State-Pueblo (Hitter); Sean Horner, Palm Beach Atlantic (Pitcher)